DENVER - Expect gusty winds to continue Friday, especially in the northern mountains and foothills.
"The recent strong winds have been the result of a strong jet stream blasting down from the Pacific Northwest across Colorado," explained 7NEWS meteorologists Mike Nelson and Lisa Hidalgo. "The winds aloft are roaring along at 120-150 mph at altitudes of 25,000 feet. Some of this momentum transfers down to ground level and creates the wild winds we have been experiencing."
Here's a look at the strongest winds in the last 24 hours:
- Gold Hill (Boulder County), 93 mph
- SW Boulder, 89 mph
- Lyons, 81 mph
- Longmont, 76 mph
- Rocky Flats, 70 mph
- Genesee, 67 mph
- Broomfield Airport, 46 mph
- Copper Mountain, 45 mph
- Longmont, 25 mph
- Sterling, 25 mph
- Denver International Airport, 18 mph
- Denver City Park, 17 mph gust
Get the latest forecast from the 24/7 weather team here.